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>> well, paul, i can tell you the mayor tells me in 10 days, cms town council will vote on a resolution that will declare split up from cms is the right thing to do and he believes other towns will begin to pass similar resolutions. the matthews mayor tells me in addition to a resolution he will create a task force that will consist of citizens to investigate what needs to be done to form their own school district. the mayor and parents just believe cms is just too big and just cannot cater to matthews needs. this split was brought up again because the mayor is uneasy with discussions concerning cms' new student assignment plan he thinks the district will transport students to other schools throughout the county. cms school board members tell me that will not happen but that is not good enough for the mayor.
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split can happen. >> we've got three scenarios we are exploring. getting the authority to form our own school district. two, splitting up current cms districts into a north, mid-and south regions. and the third is possibly starting our own charter school system here. >> and the mayor tells me he has already spoken to members of the mecklenberg county delegation about this. and some believe in the break up. the challenge is the mayor tells me is to convince the general assembly to approve this and he knows there will be pushback from cms. but he says that is not going to stop him from splitting cms up. back to you. >> thank you. now to breaking news we have been following. sky3 live over a pond where dive teams are assisting with a search on mallwood circle. police released few details and medic says they are not looking for a person.
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bring you new details. >> and investigators are working to figure out what caused this fire in pageland. johnson produce on 601. sky3 over the scene and the flames shooting from the building. firefighters trying it out it. no word whether anyone got hurt. >> employees have a mess to clean up after someone used a car to ram into the charlotte drugstore to steal cigarettes. the smash and grab happened at 3:30 at at rite aid. look at it there. glass broken all over the sidewalk. police are reviewing video right now of that incident. >> right now, a man is in jail tonight accused of a sex crime against a child. tony curtis little is charged with indecent liberties with a child.
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under a $20,000 bond. >> 22 years after the murder of his ex-wife there could be new revelations in the case of o.j. simpson. the los angeles police department is investigating a knife found on property that once belonged to simpson. he was living there when his ex-wife nicole simpson and ron goldman were killed. the home was demolished and a retired lapd officer received the weapon from a construction worker. he held on to the knife until recently and that knife is being tested by lapd. >> curious about that. don't let all the sunshine fool you it's cool outside. >> and we have a warmup on the way. here is chief meterologist, eric weather center. >> all right, happy friday. let's have a look. heading out? it is friday take the family out and happy hour has arrived. 53 .
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terribly unusual for this time of year. nice wind out of the west at 6 and we will see it shift out of the south and bring us the warmer temperatures. through the evening hours, clouds here and there. no disruptive weather. so your hour-by-hour forecast chilly, 49. in fact we got something going on we call the hornets game. get ready it will be cool. keep your jacket handy you will be in great shape. 46 at 9:00 p.m. and 43 through 11:00 p.m. over the weekend we do have showers that are moving in. and how that might disrupt you part of your seven-day first-alert forecast. >> eric, thank you. three of the shootings the that happened in rock hill last night and a fourth one this afternoon. incredible stuff here. police have not said whether all of the four shootings are connected. this many shootings this close together is something that neighbors in rock hill say is very rare.
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mother who was inside her home with her two children when someone fired shots into the house. michael is live with her reaction. that must have been a frightening ordeal. >> it is. and i'm live where this fourth shooting happened this afternoon. you can look at the car where a young man lost his life after sitting in the backseat. he was shot and killed in the fourth shooting in 24 hours. people are trying to wrap their heads around what happened and police do not have a lot of leads. >> after watching investigators dart off with lights and sirens to a reported shooting... sounds of heartache from the scene where a young man was killed. >> he just turned 18 and whoever did this [inaudible] he was just a baby he did not deserve this. >> rock hill police are working four shootings three from thursday night.
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and also heard a shot. >> this is the view from her house on pierson drive her glass door is shattered and bullet holes in and outside the home where two small children were inside. no one was hurt. >> made my kids wake up and we got on the floor and i called 9-1-1. and then i heard my brother run to the door and he said get down. >> wright's home was the last to be shot at. a home on arlington avenue and another home were shot into. three people had minor injuries. unclear if the shootings and friday's homicide are related. >> we want to see if there is any relation to what happened last night. >> no one has been arrested. for the people who live here sleep will be hard to come by. >> my eight-year-old is asking me a lot of questions and just by him overhearing what happened, you know, it's scary because should no eight-year-old have to go through nothing like
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shooting into their home. >> now, i watched rock hill police collecting evidence from behind this home where this car was found this afternoon and three people were inside the car one is dead and the second is in the hospital and a third person is talking to police right now. hopefully they will get an idea of what happened today. live in rock hill, michael clark wbtv on your side. >> as we get more we will pass it on to you at home. >> if you need to talk to an attorney but cannot afford a bill we have you covered. wbtv is partnering with the north carolina bar association to provide free legal information. right now we have a team of licensed attorneys to take your calls. for all free legal hotline runs until 7:00 p.m. tonight. the number is on your screen. and 866-616-for all. >> let's check the roads here is tonya rivens. >> first alert traffic is
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an injury accident on the plaza and close to eastway drive and that is a main artery for commuters. all the westbound lanes are blocked. eastbound is fine. but police, fire and medic on the scene. north tryon is a great alternate route as we check around the area this is the scene this accident. so certainly congestion building in the area as we continue to monitor the traffic north tryon is having a little bit of volume still would suggest the alternate route to avoid the congestion as we go to the d.o.t. camera this is i-77 by john belk and west boulevard and wilkinson boulevard and a little slow-moving traffic here as well. >> thank you. right now, a verdict in the trial of a cornelius man accused of shooting at officers is waiting to learn his fate. the first day of jury deliberations underway in the trial of charlie sane he is accused of shooting at officers. the lawyers argue he was not conscious because he was on the
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pamela escobar. did the jury come back and ask any questions? >> well, actually paul, they came back and asked questions but today they came back with a verdict it happened right before 5:00 p.m. and charlie sane is not guilty on all counts. now, the jury came back to i acourtroom full of prosecutors as well as defense lawyers. and charlie sane sat with the defense team and did not show emotion but his wife cried as east verdict was read. he was facing four counts of assault with a deadly weapon. and police officers believe that he shot at him two years ago. today, the jury even heard the closing arguments this morning. >> what kind forms the intent to shoot up with his 9-year-old
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to come in on a friday night and decide she wants to lay down with a raw bacon sandwich and watch tv. does that make sense? or is that bizarre. >> that he hit his wife, and grabbed that loaded gun and shoot at the police officers that night. and he wants you to say not guilty. because there's no criminal liability. he can do all of those things and there's simply no criminal liability. that doesn't make any sense. >> prosecutors were arguing that if charlie sane went out and drove he would have been found guilty of driving while intoxicated. but, of course, his defense argued that he was on ambien, he had had a few drinks he was not conscious of what he was doing he had no intent. yes, shots were fired but no evidence that they hit any officers or came near officers. and they argued that the burden of proof was on prosecutors to
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that they did not come to that conclusion. they did not show enough evidence and the jury came back saying he was not guilty on all counts. charlie sane is not guilty on any of the counts. live from the mecklenberg county courthouse pamela escobar wanda wbtv on your side. >> last night's g.o.p. debate turned into a nasty war of words. >> don't worry about it. don't worry about it. don't worry about it, little marco, i will. >> next, hear what the candidates have to say a day later and why some say the yelling match could hurt republican chances of winning the white house. >> and still ahead at 5:00 p.m. >> it really made me upset. mainly because i feel like it's offensive. i feel like it's disrespectful. >> why this slave journal assignment has one woman pushing
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we have learned that donald trump will be coming to charlotte monday. here is alex giles. >> got that information this afternoon. i have the website pulled up on the ipad where you can register for the rally. donald trump in concorde, north carolina. doors open at 9:00 a.m. it will be on monday, march 7th at 12:00 p.m. get there three hours early when the doors open at 9:00 a.m. it will be at the cabarrus arena and events center. it's been a heated campaign trail. the opportunity he will be in town coming up. >> more drama in the battle for white house. a day after a heated debate donald trump announced a change
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states voting tomorrow. craig boswell has more. >> donald trump announced he is skipping the convention a major gathering of conservative voters and the opponents pounced. >> donald trump is not a conservative. >> donald trump started gal and lowing to the center before the primary is over. >> stupid people that think they are conservative. we are conservative. donald trump is not a conservative. >> voters say they are disappointed they will not hear for themselves. >> i understand why he is not coming. he has important primaries coming up in florida and ohio and that is something that he really wants to focus on. >> the bickering comes as no surprise especially after thursday night's contentious debate. >> you. gentlemen. >> trump went toe-to-toe with marco rubio and ted cruz for two hours. at the end, many voters were turned off.
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comments from a focus group. one man not on stage was dr. ben carson he is expected to officially pull out of the race during his speech. craig boswell, cbs news, maryland. >> dr. ben carson will head up a nonpartisan group aimed at getting christian voters to the polls. >> if you need to talk to a lawyer but you are worried about how much it will cost we are on your side. wbtv has partnered with the north carolina bar association again this year to provide you with free legal information. we have this team of licensed attorneys in our studio ready to take your calls. they have been busy and they are anxious to hear from you. the number is 866-616-for all. the hotline will be open until 7:00 p.m.
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tonya rivens. sponsored by people's bank. as we check in i-77 by wilkinson boulevard things have been quiet on our major roads we have a couple of accidents around ashley road causing problems. allegheny. freedom drive 27 is a great alternate route and also checking around on our mapping system delays starting to build here on wilkinson boulevard. notice it is in both directions and i have information on some problem on billy graham. we'll check in on that and notice on brookshire by i-85 we have an accident as well. back to you guys. >> thank you. outside, a little bit of a cool day but the sun came out and skies are looking good. >> very pretty. if you were in a spot where you were not in the wind -- >> the sunshine felt great. this weekend is? >> good. >> we hit 57 today just below
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it was a bit cool and we had a mixture of clouds and sun throughout the afternoon. but heading out, this evening, it will be cool. no question. you will need your jacket as we work through the 40s. again friday night folks are out later. and with that, again, no disruptions prepare for the cool temperatures. as we look at the weather map again these areas of gray that is the cloud cover if we had rain you would be seeing the greens and the yellows and the reds through the morning on saturday just fine overall, quiet start. temperature about 38 here. in the piedmont we take you up into the high country again quiet start but yes it will be cold especially on the morningside of the day. 29 there it is below freezing. let's get back to the map because things get more interesting later in the day on saturday. partly cloudy skies and the radar is lighting up with the shades of lighter rain for the
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it's green even perhaps wet snowflake mixing in and as it gyps to arrive in the high country in the afternoon. that is only up in the mountains. perhaps a chance by later in the day. for us, you have a dry saturday on tap. by chance if you have outdoor plans it will be cool but dry. how about that? 57 . and that 20% that you see that is going to account for the evening hours as you will see now this upper-level disturbance rolls across the core of the viewing area and it will take showers with it. but again notice the time. 11:00 p.m. then during the overnight hours look what happens sunday morning. it's in and out and it appears that we will have a nice day here on sunday. good shape there. let's wrap it up. the seven-day first-alert forecast 58 saturday. how about that? up to 61 sunday. and mid-60s monday. does not stop there. and now we surge into the 70s, tuesday, wednesday, thursday,
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saturday night may not be until the end of the week. bach to the studio. >> thank you. next new at 5, hackers have new ways of spying on you without you knowing. >> and a investigation reveals how they do it and what you can do to protect yourself and your family. >> and new at 6:00 p.m. >> the north carolina transportation secretary spent the day at a conference here with executives so i came to ask them why?
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on wbtv news is sponsored by...tt0w!tx#hi!!%4@-*! tt0w!tx#hi!!el@- &l tt0w!tx#hi!!ed@-&$( tt0w!tx#hi%!)8h-fzt tt0w!tx#hi%!kzh-[5( tt0w!tx#hi%!n-h-.\$ tt0w!tx#hi%!0ph-0;< tt0w!tx#hi%!s"h- i\ tt0w!tx#hi%!ueh-#+, tt0w!tx#hi%!7hh-?)x >> a woman is calling for an investigation of south carolina teaching standards after students were given an assignment to pretend to be slaves. a third grade class was given a
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the front says my life as a slave. and it asks students to write about what it felt like to be kidnapped from west africa, ride the slave ship and be sold at an auction. the mother thinks the assignment was absolutely insensitive. >> it just really made me upset. mainly because i feel like it's offensive and disrespectful and it's very insensitive to the culture and everything that slaves had to go through. >> the principal talked with the teachers about the need for the materials to be sensitive. we are going to take on that task in addition to what the standards say we will be developing our own materials. >> grant says moving forward the district will provide materials that comply with standards when teaching about slavery. >> next, we are learning more about four people accused of sex crimes involving kids as young as four. >> what their criminal history
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continues nex >> announcer: wbtv on your side. wbtv news starts right now. >> now, in this 5:00 hour an arrest in a nude photo scandal that his woman says cost her her job. >> and two homicide investigations in one week and a dozen open positions have law enforcement resources in gaston county stretched thin. how authorities are working together to try and solve crimes with less help. good evening and thank you for joining us i'm jamie boll. >> i'm molly grantham. glad you are herech it's been busy for the gaston county police department they began an
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on tuesday, detectives started another homicide investigation alexis. both are ongoing casesment an arrest has been made in the triple homicide. crystal gambino is accused of killing three people at the home. christian flores joins us live. and how are officers and detectives handling both of the cases at the same time? >> yeah, you said it. detectives with the gaston county police department had their hands full all week and putting resources into the two investigations. so they can close the case as soon as possible. >> very taxing. >> one homicide investigation is a lot to ham for detectives in the gaston county police department but this week chief of police says everyone has had to pull double duty. >> it's been busy with two homicides. it's unusual for gaston county.

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